- "You're sweating, Ensign. Are you certain you're fit for duty?"
- ―Tarkin questions Ensign Baz
Ensign was a junior officer rank within the Galactic Empire and New Republic. Ensigns served aboard various starships, including Star Destroyers. Five years after the establishment of the Empire, Ensign Baz was served on the Imperial construction project Sentinel Base under Governor Wilhuff Tarkin, and was selected to serve as a midshipman aboard the Governor's personal vessel, the Carrion Spike. Three years later, Ensign Cauley served as a terminal operator on board the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Ultimatum under Captain Rae Sloane during the conflict on the planet Gorse.